April 17, 2013
Mike Spinnler, director of the JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon, will be the guest speaker for the annual True Grit Awards Ceremony that will be held Tuesday, May 14, starting at 6 p.m. at Fountain Head Country Club. Tickets cost $25 and are available by calling the Hagerstown YMCA at 301-739-3990. The event is sponsored by the Hagerstown YMCA, Washington County Public Schools, The Herald-Mail Co., Cumberland Valley Athletic Club and the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
April 14, 2013
A class of Towson University nursing students at the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown is participating in a walk equal to the distance across the Democratic Republic of Congo. The community health fundraiser, promoted by the world relief advocate group Adventist Development and Relief Agency aims to help provide health care to children of this region. The DRC has been labeled “Africa's world war” because millions of lives have been lost due to disease and malnutrition.
March 5, 2013
Charles Wesley Morgan, 94, of Frederick, Md., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at Frederick Memorial Hospital. Born June 30, 1918, in Wolfsville, Md., he was the son of the late Jasper W. and Mae Routzahn Grossnickle Morgan. He was the husband of the late Emmamae Brandenburg Morgan, who preceded him in death on July 13, 2005. Charles was a 1935 graduate of Middletown High School and a 1940 graduate of Frostburg State University. For 30 years, he was a primary teacher in Maryland.
February 4, 2013
Aaron John Hoopengardner, 37, of Hancock, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Md. Born April 10, 1975, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of Alton B. Hoopengardner of Warfordsburg, Pa., and the late Alleene M. Frost Hoopengardner. He was a 1993 graduate of Southern Fulton High School, Warfordsburg, Pa., and Frostburg State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1998. He was a self-employed computer consultant and operator of Hilltop Farms.
December 10, 2012
Ronald L. Ross, died Friday, Dec. 7, at his home in Hagerstown. He was 65 years old. Mr. Ross was an accounting professor at Frostburg State University from 1982 to 2012. For the last 10 years of his career, he served as the MBA coordinator at the university. He was also a practicing accountant and a partner in Graber and Ross LLC from 1990 to 2004. Previous employment included operations management positions with Maiden Form and Hagerstown Leather Goods. Ron was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the U.S. Army.
November 4, 2012
Frostburg State University soprano Patricia Malatt will present her junior vocal recital Saturday at 7 p.m. in the FSU Performing Art Center's Pealer Recital Hall. The recital, during which she will be accompanied by Sean Beachy, is free and open to the public. Malatt will perform several vocal pieces involving nature. Roger Quilter's “Dream Valley,” composed after a poem written by William Blake, tells of a time when the speaker was in touch with nature and the beauty that it holds.
October 23, 2012
A newly hired business administrator in the Waynesboro Area School District will be making $93,000 a year under a two-year contract. The Waynesboro Area School Board on Tuesday authorized the hiring of Shippensburg, Pa., resident Thomas Dick, who will start in the role in January. A former director of transportation and facilities for Greencastle-Antrim School District, Dick most recently worked as the business manager of Bermudian Springs School District in York Springs, Pa. He has a master's degree in business administration from Frostburg State University.
August 26, 2012
The University System of Maryland at Hagerstown recently awarded scholarships to 19 students enrolled in programs offered there. The students were recognized by Scholarship Chairwoman Gaye McGovern in front of family, faculty, and corporate and community partners. The awards included 10 from the USMH Advisory Board Fund and nine from the Magnolia Foundation Scholarship Fund for the benefit of USMH. The Magnolia Fund includes two named awards each from the Washington County Board of Commissioners and Citi.
July 29, 2012
Submitted photo Morris Frock scholarship winners include, front row, from left, Sarah Stayer, Jena Smith, Bethany Garnand, Brent Goebel and Taylor Spickler. Back row, Timothy Barr, Andrew Monninger and Annette Hull. Not pictured is Quinton Hull. At the June meeting of Morris Frock Unit 42, American Legion Auxiliary, the 2012 scholarship recipients and their parents were guests at a dinner in their honor. The unit held several fundraisers during the year in order to be able to award scholarships to students from the area, half of whom are entering the medical field and the other half of whom are pursuing other fields of study. This year, there were nine students who were chosen to receive the scholarships.
June 29, 2012
The following area students were named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Frostburg State University: Boonsboro - Samantha Barger, Spencer Leggett, Tyler Walsh Cavetown - Robert Hall Clear Spring - Elizabeth Andrews, Karen Humbertson, Samuel Myers, Rachael Poet, Cory Shives Hagerstown - Justin Anderson, Kimberly Bachtell, Amy Belliotti, Jennifer Bowlus, Robin Cheng, Benjamin Clevenger, David...